Today the Shakespeare Globe Trust gives expression to its purpose through three central and inter-dependent activities:
- First, the faithfully reconstructed Globe Theatre, forming the heart of an extensive exhibition about Shakespeare and the theatre of his day.
- Second, it strives for an international reputation for performance excellence through its productions at the Globe Theatre. New work is also stimulated.
- Third, the Globe is an international focal point for the study of Shakespeare in performance. The facilities at Bankside are a resource for students, teachers and academics from all over the world and Shakespeare’s Globe provides educational programmes and publishes material for students at all levels.
The Globe receives no annual government subsidy.
The activities of Shakespeare’s Globe are self-financing in overall terms. Activities are therefore balanced in such a way that net income from the exhibition, box office and donations is sufficient to cover net deficits, for example on educational and academic work.
We recognise that the Globe’s Theatres are what define, unite and enable excellence in all our work.
Why we exist and what we do:
To promote and improve the understanding and enjoyment of all aspects of the dramatic art; principally in relation to the study of Shakespeare in performance.
What inspires us and our ultimate aim:
Inspired by Shakespeare and the Globe’s Theatres, our aim is to be the world’s leading organisation in the study and celebration of plays in performance.